N.V. Egly-Ouriet - Champagne Brut Rosé Grand Cru


It should be enough to state that Anselme Selosse buys his Pinot Noir from Francis Egly to produce the Selosse Rosé to underline the quality on offer here. The blend is 65 per cent Pinot Noir and 35 per cent Chardonnay. 65 per cent comes from 2008 with 35 per cent vin de réserve including 5 per cent Coteaux Champenois Rouge 2007. Dosage is again a negligible 2g/l. This is simply one of the greatest rosé wines produced in Champagne. Arguably the greatest. Wine writers will give higher scores elsewhere as there are other rosés that are more expensive and scores are, sadly, often aligned to pricing. Regardless, this is a stunning wine with lifted aromatics of ripe red fruits and smoke. In the mouth it is so fine, yet incredibly intense, with a long, stoney, perfumed finish. So unbelievably pure, so red-fruited and so refined, it is incomparable to any other rosé we know.

"The NV Brut Rose Grand Cru is made from vineyards in Ambonnay, Bouzy and Verzy. This is another totally convincing wine from Egly-Ouriet, not to mention one of the strongest wines in the line-up. The Rose Grand Cru captivates for its gorgeous, fragrant fruit and silky, refined finish. It is a jewel of a wine. The Rose Grand Cru spent 48 months on its lees and was disgorged in July 2010. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2015."
93 points, Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate #192